are etymology

English word are comes from Old Norse er-, Proto-Germanic *ais-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eysk-, and later Proto-Germanic *aizō (Fear; reverence. Honour.)

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Detailed word origin of are

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
er- Old Norse (non)
*ais- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂eysk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
earon Old English (ang)
*aizō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fear; reverence. Honour.
*aizōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To honour, protect.
ārian Old English (ang)
arian Old English (ang) To show mercy to, spare.
aren Middle English (enm)
are English (eng) (East Yorkshire, Midlands).

Words with the same origin as are

Descendants of *ais-
or ore r we're yo you're
Descendants of *h₂eysk-
ask asking ax